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Megsat 0, 1

Megsat 1 [Megsat]

MegSat (Meggiorin Satellite) is part of Meggiorin Group, a group of 13 companies that is a leader in the field of radio telecommunications and mobile phone products.

MegSat is specialized in designing and developing complete solutions for data transmission applicable to different sectors - from energy distribution companies to major industrial and oil sectors, from the environmental and infrastructure sector to that of transport.

With its 30 years of experience in the field of telecommunications, the company has developed highly specialized know-how, so that today MegSat is capable of providing its customers with the best technical and management solutions.

On 28 April 1999 and on 26 September 2000, MegSat launched the first two of a small constellation of microsatellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), with the aim of starting a system of competitive and technologically innovative services, especially conceived to collect and process data acquired with the "Store and Forward" method from plants supplying water, gas and energy, as well as from data-loggers for environmental, industrial and transport monitoring.

MegSat is also licensed to use other constellations of LEO satellites sending and receiving data in "Near Real Time", thereby providing in particular transport monitoring services. Furthermore, the company has the possibility to use geostationary satellites, which allow for the transmission of large quantities of data.

In order to meet the needs resulting from the most different application fields, mobile telephony systems (GSM and GPRS technology), commuted telephone network and dedicated radio repeaters may also be used when and where necessary.

All this allows MegSat to offer a service that represents the best technical and economic compromise, fitting the real needs of the customer and of the project under study.

MegSat microsatellites, completely designed and developed within MegSat laboratories in Brescia, are an essence of high-technology intended as a multi-payload instrument, capable of providing an easy access to space for all potential users, ultimately reducing program costs and time.

The system proposed by MegSat consists of new concept microsatellites, compact ground terminals with a long-term performance guarantee and wholly energy autonomous, and a complete ground station including a flexible, high speed data processing system.

Each microsatellite is directly and autonomously controlled and managed from MegSat ground stations in Brescia. The satellites have a parallelepiped shape and use a gravity gradient boom for stabilization.

Nation: Italy
Type / Application: Communication (store & forward)
Operator: MegSat
Contractors: MegSat
Equipment:
Configuration: MegSat Bus
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 33 kg (#0), 56 kg (#1)
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
MegSat 0 1999-022B 28.04.1999 KY LC-107 Kosmos-3M with ABRIXAS
MegSat 1 2000-057B 26.09.2000 TB LC-109/95 Dnepr with Unisat 1, SaudiSat 1a, SaudiSat 1b, Tiungsat 1

References:

  • MegSat website